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Cochem Castle

The castle we see today towering above the scenic town of Cochem on the Moselle River is not the castle that originally stood there in the 12th century. That castle had a long and colorful history until French King Louis XIV had his troops obliterate it in 1689.The castle remained a colorful stone ruin for 180 years until wealthy Berlin businessman Louis Ravené decided to buy the ruins and rebuild the castle in 1868. But he was not interested in restoring it to its original Romanesque style and condition. He had his architects create a neo-Gothic castle that could serve as a summer residence for his family. (Interestingly, Ravené did this in the same year that Bavarian King Ludwig II began construction on his Romanesque revival Neuschwanstein Castle, also built upon the ruins of an old castle.)However, some original Romanesque and Gothic elements, including the four-story Octagonal Tower and the Hexenturm (“witches tower”), were incorporated into Ravené’s new castle. The Witches Tower gets its name from the time when legend claims it was used to try women for witchcraft – by throwing them out of an upper window!

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ross_e03-Feb-2018 05:18
What a lovely scene, V
Dave Berry30-Jan-2018 20:18
Wow! Majestic doesn't say enough. That's a beautiful capture and a great composition. Now, I definitely want to go there. V
Pierre09-Dec-2017 19:56
Une vue fantastique de ce merveilleux décor, une image très réussie! V
dirkpiet 07-Nov-2017 11:03
Lovely shot of a beautiful spot V
George McCarten30-Oct-2017 06:57
An idyllic river front town. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
Gonzalo Garcia de Viedma22-Oct-2017 10:06
Hablando de reflejos ... preciosa Jose Antonio ! V
Long Bach Nguyen18-Oct-2017 18:15
Torarinn Olafsson (Toti)13-Oct-2017 10:25
Fine overview and I like the mood.
Graeme07-Oct-2017 10:51
what a wonderful autumn setting with the low clouds as well, /jose.V
veraferia07-Oct-2017 09:03
It looks like a painting! Wonderful! V
Ika Zinka Eferl07-Oct-2017 08:34
Wow, very beautiful! V
Jean D07-Oct-2017 03:31
Splendid capture of this winning scene. This image belongs in a tourism magazine, Jose. ~V
Gill Kopy07-Oct-2017 01:21
So lovely - the fall colours make a beautiful splash of colour V
Reinaldo Cruz06-Oct-2017 20:01
Great photo. Wonderful view.
Tom LeRoy06-Oct-2017 18:12
Beautiful shot with the fog behind the castle and the Autumn colors framing it! V
Ton T.06-Oct-2017 16:48
A superb view on Cochem with great autumn colors José! V
Julie Oldfield06-Oct-2017 16:16
So beautiful! V
Jeff Real06-Oct-2017 15:57
You made a magical capture of this breathtaking scene
Frank Tran06-Oct-2017 15:43
Very beautiful scene. V+
Tom Munson06-Oct-2017 15:34
Amazing capture, Jose. Beautifully composed.
Helen Betts06-Oct-2017 15:18
Excellent composition and fall color, with lovely reflections, too. V.
Walter Otto Koenig06-Oct-2017 15:09
Best shot yet in this gallery with this perspective and lighting. Really like the fog and the first autumn colors. So well composed too! "V"
Marcia Colelli06-Oct-2017 13:30
Very beautiful capture of this gorgeous castle and the village below. V
Jim Coffman06-Oct-2017 13:29
This is really fantastic, Jose!!
Nick Paoni06-Oct-2017 13:11
So picturesque.
Ken Chambers ARPS06-Oct-2017 13:09
Excellent Jose, I agree, this is one of your best images.
Carl Carbone06-Oct-2017 12:48
Beautiful scene, perfectly composed!
Kuriacose Joseph06-Oct-2017 11:41
Great shot of the "castle" and town, with the boats on the river, the rising morning mist, and the hint of autumn in the air.
Yvonne06-Oct-2017 10:36
A magnificently composed image Jose! v
Neil Marcus06-Oct-2017 08:38
Absolutely one of your best images, Jose. One to hang on the wall. Big vote.
Juliette06-Oct-2017 07:49
wonderful panoramic view V
Charlene Ambrose06-Oct-2017 06:01
Love this scene with the colors of fall and the mist along the hillside. V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal06-Oct-2017 05:27
Fantastic shot of this beautifful place. V
globalgadabout06-Oct-2017 04:51
a lovely scene, and so atmospheric..
Nirvan Hope06-Oct-2017 04:36
So pretty, especially with the mist over the autumn woods.
Vickie BROWN06-Oct-2017 04:28
Such a beautiful place.
Paco López06-Oct-2017 04:22
Bellísima!! Dan ganas de ir ahí ahora mismo, V!!
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